Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ballenger Creek region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $9 per sqft per year. That's a 36% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Ballenger Creek submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 33 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1996 and are Class A.